Ringo, guess I'm showing my age
Thats actually refreshing, being from that era and not being a Ringo die hard. Im not a Beatles fan, but grew to appreciate Ringo drumming. But I think even if I was born 20 years earlier, Id still have the same opinions.I didn't know The Tornados were a British group-Telstar was a hugely popular song-with great driving drums. The British Invasion did start a lot of drummers but I think too much credit is given the Beatles. I think Beatlemania may have lit the match and Ringo deserves some credit but I think "Ringo" is a pat answer. If you were born after 1970 it's like who are the "Beatles"-Lennon quit Paul grew "Wings". Popular music , or that you are exposed, with driving drums gets everyones toes tapping. Is there a history of great drummers book talking about Chick Webb to the present and their contributions to the music of their era-like Kenny Clark and "the ride" , Krupa, Rich, Williams, Bonham, Purdie, etc.? I saw some videos talking about various ones-but nothing all together. I was born in 1955 and TBH Ringo was never a drummer that inspired me. The Beach boys had more influence and the Tornadoes, the Kingsmen, the Angels,and the Dovells are groups I remember more.